James Davis (Chairman) joined Freshfields, the City law firm, in 1969, after graduating from Balliol College, Oxford where he read jurisprudence. He became a partner of Freshfields in 1976, retiring in 2006;he specialised in corporate law. He became a Trustee of the Kennedy Trust in 2006 and Chairman in 2008. He is married with four children and his interests include golf, fishing and the theatre.
Dame Nicola Davies (Vice-Chairman) is a High Court Judge. As a practising barrister she specialised in the area of medical law and became a QC in 1992. In 2010 Dame Nicola was appointed to sit in the Queens Bench Division of the High Court. She is presently a Presiding Judge of the Wales Circuit.
Professor Sir Ravinder Maini studied medicine at Cambridge and London. Throughout his career he combined laboratory-based research with clinical medicine. From 1990 until retirement in 2002, he was Scientific Director/Head of The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, which later became part of Imperial College, London and then the University of Oxford.
Research collaboration with Marc Feldmann resulted in the development of anti-TNF immunotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis and they have won numerous prestigious prizes and awards.
Professor Andrew Cope trained with Prof Maini and Dr Barbara Ansell CBE. In 1990, he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship, studying for a PhD in Cytokine Biology with Prof Marc Feldmann at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. He is head of the Academic Department of Rheumatology in the Division of Immunology, Infection and Inflammatory Diseases (DIIID) at King’s College, london.
Margaret Frost has over 30 years of experience in investments. Her current role is the Head of UK Institutional at Allianz Global Investors, the asset management arm of Allianz SE. She holds an MA in History from Oxford University and a BA in History of Art from Wellesley College. She and her husband are patrons of the Donmar Warehouse, the National Theatre and the Young Vic
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Professor Gaston read medicine at Lincoln College, Oxford. His research interests have been in the immunological mechanisms of inflammatory arthritis, particularly spondyloarthritis, and interactions between infection and the immune system.
His hobbies include music, bird watching,reading biographies and grandchildren.
Professor Stephen Holgate is MRC Professor of Immunopharmacology at the University of Southampton with a particular interest in the toxicology of air pollutants and the roles of viruses and allergens as drivers of airway inflammation and remodelling.
He is currently President of the British Association for Lung Research and the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum.
Rodney Hornstein is an entrepreneur and business angel specialising in the information technology sector. A liveryman of the Company of Information Technologists, he is presently chairman of the board of two software companies and the senior non-executive director of an international market entry firm.
Jennifer Johnson is a member of the Development Council of the National Portrait Gallery, a lay member of the London – Queen Square Research Ethics Committee and is on the Board of Regents of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
David Paterson spent his career working in the asset management division of Robert Fleming, the London-based merchant bank which was acquired by JP Morgan Chase in 2000. After retiring in 2006 he joined the National Association of Pension Funds as Head of Corporate Governance. Arthritis has been an issue for generations of his family and he joined the Kennedy as a trustee in 2007.
Sir Gregory Winter is Master of Trinity College Cambridge and is one of the pioneers of protein engineering. Sir Gregory is a Fellow of the Royal Society, has received numerous international prizes and awards, most recently the Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine (Thailand, 2016) and in 2004 was knighted for services to science.